Studies in Natural Products Chemistry

Edited by

  • Atta-ur- Rahman, University of Karachi, Pakistan

Natural products in the plant and animal kingdom offer a huge diversity of chemical structures that are the result of biosynthetic processes that have been modulated over the millennia through genetic effects. With the rapid developments in spectroscopic techniques and accompanying advances in high-throughput screening techniques, it has become possible to isolate and then determine the structures and biological activity of natural products rapidly, thus opening up exciting new opportunities in the field of new drug development to the pharmaceutical industry.

The series also covers the synthesis or testing and recording of the medicinal properties of natural products.

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Book information

  • Published: January 2014
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-0-444-63294-4

Table of Contents

Recent Insights into the Emerging Role of Triterpenoids in Cancer Therapy: Part II, Rosa Tundis, Francesco Menichini and Monica Rosa Loizzo
Highlights of Pentacyclic Triterpenoids in the Cancer Settings, Jorge A. R. Salvador, Ana S. Leal, Daniela P. S. Alho, Bruno M. F. Gonçalves, Ana S. Valdeira, Vanessa I. S. Mendes and Yongkui Jing
Immunomodulatory and Anticancer Activity of Sea Cucumber Triterpene Glycosides, Dmitry L. Aminin , Evgeny A. Pislyagin, Ekaterina S. Menchinskaya, Alexandra S. Silchenko, Sergey A. Avilov And Vladimir I. Kalinin
Bioactive Annonaceous Acetogenins, Robert E. Smith, Kevin Tran and Kristy M. Richards
Bioactive Naphthoquinone’s From Higher Plants, Ingrid Hook, Clive Mills and Helen Sheridan
Anti-Obesity Effects of Natural Products from an Epigenetic Perspective, Esther C. Y. Woon and Joel D. W. Toh
Natural Polyphenols As Potent Inhibitors Of DNA Methyltransferases, Hamid Marzag, Pierre Warnault, Khalid Bougrin, Nadine Martinet and Rachid Benhida
The Chemistry and Bioactivity of Eucommia Ulmoides Oliver Leaves, Tetsuya Hirata, Tsuyoshi Ikeda, Takahiko Fujikawa and Sansei Nishibe
Aloe Vera Gel in Food, Health Products & Cosmetics Industry, Shabnam Javed and Atta-ur-Rahman
Synthesis of Marine-Derived Carbasugar Pericosines, Yoshihide Usami
Bioactive Components from Leaf Vegetable Products, Francisco J. Barba, María J. Esteve and Ana. Frígola
Milk Fat Globule Membrane Material: Isolation Techniques, Health-Beneficial Properties and Potential Applications, Thien Trung Le, John Van Camp and Koen Dewettinck
Determination of the Absolute Configuration of Natural Product Molecules Using Vibrational Circular Dichroism, João M. Batista Jr and Vanderlan Da Silva Bolzani
Bioactive Metabolites from Rare Actinomycetes, Kavita Tiwari and Rajinder K. Gupta